Well, maybe we’re not mad, but I think July is a great time for being a little crazy. Long days, high temperatures, and a holiday sprinkled in. I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day.
Did you finish your June UFO? I’ve pinned mine to my 2015 UFO Challenge Board. Actually I did several. This little pillow to your right was a real hoot. I also finished my first twin sized and I sent it in to be quilted. I’ve never had anything long-arm quilted, and I can’t wait to see it. I also did a little Texas lap quilt, which is not technically FINISHED, as I still need to add the binding. But I plan on doing that tonight while we watch baseball.
When the days are this warm, I craft a lot. It’s so hot in Texas that we’re only outside early in the morning and late in the evening. That leaves plenty of time for crafting and reading.
Which reminds me, I learned of a great way to be informed about an author’s “sale” books. Have you heard of the site Book Gorilla? You put in your email, then select what types of books you like to read, and you can even FOLLOW authors. When you follow me, you will receive notices of any books on sale. That’s pretty cool!
Now back to those UFO projects. If you haven’t started with us, this is a great time. You can finish 6 projects by the end of the year. If you have been following along, I hope you’re enjoying it and please do go post your pictures to my pinterest page. Send me an email if you’d like me to add your name to people who can pin on the board.(If you’re just beginning number 1-12 on a sheet of paper. Mark out 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 12. On the open numbers list projects you’d like to finish. (Any kind it doesn’t have to be quilting). — Our number for July is #1.
Wow. Summer has definitely arrived in central Texas. Each year I forget just how hot it gets, but no worries – I can play in the water sprinkler if I need to cool off. You know my dogs love that. The other thing I love to do when the temperatures are on the rise — READ.
I think it’s time for a summer sale! For one week only, the price of Hidden will be 99 cents on Nook and Kindle. If you haven’t tried this story, I hope you will. It’s an inspirational romantic suspense, that focuses as always on providing you Fiction Full of Grace.
Here’s what readers are saying about Hidden:
It is electrifying reading a story that allows you to become part of a team. ~Harold
Do yourself a favor and set aside a few hours to soak in this story. ~Jane
This book is a powerful piece with not only a good mystery woven among it’s pages, but a wonderful story and view of God’s love and forgiveness as well. ~Carol
So pick up a copy and give it a try. If you’ve already read it, please tell your friends that we’re having a 99 cent sale. And don’t forget, the sequel, Protected, is also now available.
ps – the winner from our blog drawing was Mary Herrnstein. A big thank you to everyone who entered, and we’ll have another give away later this month.
Summer time has officially arrived in Texas! I know because my car’s digital display read 100 on the thermostat. Ouch! Actually we’ve been blessed with quite a bit of rain and generally cooler temperatures.
I love the change of seasons. Every time it happens, I say “THIS is my favorite season!” Some of the things I love to do Continue reading
Murder Freshly Baked has released! It should be arriving at your local store soon, and it is available now through all on-line outlets as well. You can find all the purchase links here.
A few things I want to share with you about this book:
* I had a lot of fun researching PIE
* One of the subplots for this book is about cancer research and treatments
* You will also get to meet Mocha, a service dog who helps people with PTSD. This was truly amazing, and everything you read about Mocha is true. You can learn more about ICAN here.
* This entire series takes place at the Amish Artisan Village, a fictional location based on the Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana.
Before I introduce our May Street Team members, let’s talk crafts. Did you finish your May UFO? I’ve pinned mine to my 2015 UFO Challenge Board. Our number for June is #6. You can check out last month’s UFO post here.
Now to our street team members.
Pat and her daughter!
- Favorite color. Blue and green
- Vacation location. There are many places I’d like to visit, in the U.S., but the trip of a lifetime would be to tour Europe.
- Pizza or burgers. Pizza!
- Where do you read? In my recliner with a cat on my lap!
Water was to the roofline on this home.
Some of you have asked me about the flooding in Texas. Perhaps you have seen some details in the news. There has been no flooding in the town where I live, though there is flooding to the Continue reading
I’ve heard a lot of talk about Memorial Day being more than picnics and fireworks. About how we should appreciate the men and women who have sacrificed for our country. About how we should remember.
So today, I thought I’d “remember” a little, and I hope that you will share your memories with me in the COMMENT Continue reading
This week I wanted to share with you a little bit about my newest release, Protected.
This is book 2 in my Jacobs Family Series. Book 1, Hidden, was about Dana–who works for Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Successful in her job, it’s not until she’s up against a desperate criminal that she realizes her needs for others and her need for faith.
Protected is about Erin, Dana’s sister. She lives in Livingston, Texas–the town they grew up in and operates an animal rescue service. Erin is actually more comfortable with stray animals than she is with people, which is sort of understandable given all she’s been through in her life. When she answers an emergency call and heads out into the East Texas woods, she finds more than she unexpected. She finds a whole different life. Will she have the courage to embrace it? Can she rediscover the faith of her childhood? And what of Travis Williams, her social worker. How does he fit into the picture?
Protected is a completely separate story from Hidden, and you don’t need to have read Hidden first. Together these books are the stories of two sisters, the hurt they’ve endured and how God brings friends, faith, Godly men, and hope back into their lives. Hidden is available in print ($11.99) and ebook ($0.99). Protected is currently available in ebook ($3.99), and I will be offering it in print before the end of the month. Prices are correct at the time of this post, but please confirm before you hit the purchase button.
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This week I wanted to share pictures with you from my UK trip. I went with my husband and a few friends here in our small town. I did research for future books, what I envision will be Christian mysteries (not necessarily Amish since I didn’t see any Amish in the UK). It was definitely a dream Continue reading
2015 UFO Challenge, April
I learned a lot from my UFO challenge this month.
- I don’t like small triangles
- Some projects are too hard for me
- Look carefully before you buy a kit
- Stick with it, even when it is too hard
If you can relate to any of these, free to use the Continue reading